Eligibility Criteria All CON local chapters are eligible to apply for the award. Each chapter is eligible to receive one award per year (September 1- March 31), which can be used over several events. There are 16 awards available, and they will be disseminated on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit your application a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.
Regulations1. Each chapter must submit the following items before the application will be accepted:a. A completed on-line application form (including proposed budget and event[s] rationale)b. If submitting for a visiting speakers, a brief summary of the speaker’s credentials 2. Chapter Event Grants will be reimbursed in a single payment AFTER the event has occurred. Original receipts must be submitted for all items being claimed. If the receipts are not in Canadian funds, exchange rate information for the date specified on the receipt must be provided from a financial institution or travel agent. (**Original receipts must be received at the CON office by March 31st)3. Speaker honorariums will not be compensated as part of the CON Local Chapter Event Grant. Chapters may choose to spend a nominal amount (maximum $30) on a thank-you gift for speakers.4. Chapter event(s) must be advertised on the CON website, your local chapter Facebook page and be well promoted at your institution.5. CON and the CON Local Chapter Development Fund Sponsors MUST be recognized as a sponsor of the event on any promotional materials (e.g.poster announcements).6. A representative from the sponsor group MUST be invited to the event.
Selection CriteriaChapter Event(s) Grants will be selected by the CON Head Office and will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Applications that show: 1. Diversity – of interest professionals from more than one area of study2. Exciting & innovative – describe innovative event ideas and consider ways to include nearby communities3. Budget – demonstrate good planning or cost-sharing4. Benefits to local chapters – demonstrate career development/ knowledge translation/networking opportunities for local professionals
NOTE: Please submit one grant application form per event to a maximum of three (3) events per year.
***Please email Christensen@obesitynetwork.ca when you have completed your event funding application.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Christensen at the CON office.
Nicole Christensen - Christensen@obesitynetwork.ca phone: 780-492-8361
Education Director: Dawn Hatanaka - firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 647-409-3755